VANS "OFF THE WALL" BMX INVITATIONAL
August 22-24, 2013
Virginia Beach, VA
at the East Coast Surfing Championships
more info available soon
& 27, 2013 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
VANS US OPEN OF
SURFING - HB PIER
Watch the webcast and check out more photos at vansusopenofsurfing.com
Dennis Enarson Photo by: @brandonmeans
Tommy Dugan Photo by: @bmxDMC
Dennis Enarson, Daniel Sandoval and Chase Hawk Photo by: @bmxDMC
Van Doren Invitational at the Vans US Open of Surfing Photo by: @mayolgreenfilms
Steve Van Doren Photo by: @mayolgreenfilms
Van Doren Invitational BMX Bowl Jam Final
Saturday - July 27, 2013
BMX on Saturday kicked off at noon with the "King of the Skateparks" BMX Tribute Jam paying homage
to the original BMX Freestyle series - born in Southern California concrete parks in the early '80s.
Mike Dominguez, Brian Blyther and other legendary riders from the KOS series were invited out to
ride SoCal concrete together again, as the new generation of riders looked on.
At 2pm the Finals kicked off with every rider quickly throwing down a highlight reel of tricks and lines.
Brian Foster pulled a 1hand table version of his 270 transfer that won Friday's best trick to place 5th,
while Corey Bohan outrode his own impressive prelim runs to nab 4th.
3rd place went to top qualifier Chase Hawk, who again had unmatched lines with perfect style,
while San Diego rider Dennis Enarson took second with the perfect blend of big tricks and effortless flow.
It was another SoCal native, Daniel Sandoval, that took top honors to the delight of the local crowd.
His runs were packed with big technical trick combos, yet maintained style and flow throughout,
and his long vader nosemanual to late no hander served as an exclamation point at the end of a perfect run.
A big thanks go out to Steve Van Doren and Vans - first in BMX.
BOWL FINAL RESULTS
Results PDF: Final Prelims
|  1.  Daniel Sandoval
|| 16. Sebastian Keep
| 2.  Dennis Enarson
|| 17. Seth Klinger
| 3.  Chase Hawk
|| 18. Scotty Cranmer
| 4. Corey Bohan
|| 19. Coco Zurita
| 5. Brian Foster
|| 20. Mike Clark
| 6. Sergio Layos
|| 21. Ryan Guettler
| 7. Dan Foley
|| 22. Kevin Peraza
| 8. Rob Darden
|| 23. Justin Fouque
| 9. Geoff Slattery
|| 24. Jason Watts
| 10. Tommy Dugan
|| 25. Dave Dillewaard
| 11. Pat Casey
|| 26. Josh Harrington
| 12. Daniel Dhers
|| 27. Morgan Wade
| 13. Andy Buckworth
|| 28. Alex Hiam
| 14. Ryan Nyquist
|| 29. Ben Hennon
| 15. Ronnie Napolitan
|| 30. Kevin Kalkoff
Best Line: Chase Hawk
Best Trick: Brian Foster
Results PDF: Final Prelims
OF THE SKATEPARKS BMX TRIBUTE JAM
|The tribute jam will feature pros and ams that
were regular fixtures in the "King of the Skateparks" series
in the early '80s. The contests were held at SoCal concrete
parks - from the Pipeline in Upland to the Del Mar Skate Ranch near San
Diego. This era marked the beginning of major BMX Freestyle competitions.
Special guests include:
Eddie Fiola, Mike Dominguez, Brian Blyther, Hugo Gonzales,
Tony Murray, Marc McGlynn, Donovan Ritter, Andy Shohara,
and Randy Lawrence.
| BMX BOWL
Venue Location: Concrete Bowl
Watch Live at vansusopenofsurfing.com
with hosts Mike Escamilla, Steve Crandall, Robbie Morales
and live announcer Darryl Nau
FRIDAY - JULY 26, 2013
(PT) BMX BOWL QUALIFIERS (Webcast)
- JULY 27, 2013
King of the Skateparks BMX Tribute Jam
(PT) BMX BOWL FINAL (Webcast)
June 25, 2013
BMX RETURNS TO THE OPEN FOR
THE VAN DOREN INVITATIONAL
AT THE VANS US OPEN IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
JULY 26 & 27
Stay tuned to
vansusopenofsurfing.com for schedules, rider info and more!
Huntington Beach, CA (June 25, 2013)
– Vans is excited to announce the return of BMX to the Vans
US Open of Surfing. As part of the inaugural Van Doren Invitational
bowl jam, Vans kick starts the weekend with top-notch BMX competition
on July 26 and 27, against the backdrop of the famed Vans US Open of
Surfing. With $30,000 on the line, thirty of the greatest BMX riders
will go head to head in the first-ever all cement bowl on the beach,
the Vans Pro Bowl, inspired by the original bowl riders' mecca, the
legendary Skatepark du Prado bowl on the beach in Marseilles, France.
The Van Doren Invitational will host the cream of the crop in BMX
talent including Vans’ own Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Guettler, and
Gary Young, plus seasoned contest specialists Ryan Nyquist, Daniel
Dhers and Dennis Enarson. Upping the ante for this year’s
contest, competitors will be challenged to prove their skills during
their entire jam based on a new scoring format that ranks riders for
overall performance. And to turn up the heat even more, competitors
will also have the chance to snag cash prizes for Best Line and Best
Trick honors. As a tribute to Vans’ heritage and dedication
to BMX since its inception, Vans is thrilled to bring the sport back to
the Open as an essential feature of the largest action sports festival
in the country!
The Van Doren Invitational BMX bowl jam is free to the public and runs
Friday and Saturday, July 26 & 27 at Vans US Open of Surfing in
Huntington Beach, California. Stay tuned to
vansusopenofsurfing.com for webcast information, contest
info, schedules, confirmed athlete lists, rider profiles, photos,
videos and more.
Premiering as host of this summer’s Vans US Open of Surfing,
Vans debuts the Van Doren Invitational, a brand new invite-only bowl
riding competition featuring the most diverse and talented crew of Pro
and Amateur bowl riders ever assembled together in one place. The
world’s best skateboarders and BMX riders will come together
in one iconic cement bowl in Huntington Beach, July 26-28th for their
share of over $130,000 in prize money and top honors on the
world’s largest stage for action sports.
The Van Doren Invitational is just one more exciting and action packed
event for fans to experience during the Vans US Open of
Surfing. The main surfing event is a pivotal point on the
Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour for both the
men’s and women’s events earning valuable points
towards seeding. Alongside the ASP World Tour stop, Vans will host the
ASP Pro Juniors for men’s and women’s as well as
the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Pacifico.
For the time in between the surf, skate and BMX action, Vans is proud to introduce
the House of Vans, the company’s roving music venue that
echoes Vans’ Brooklyn-based cultural hub, to the Vans US Open
music stage for an exciting two-night concert series of original and
creative music acts. In addition, new to the Open is the Van Doren
Village, the ultimate destination for Vans’ cultural
festivities including 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings,
DJs, giveaways, movie nights and more!
The 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing, owned and operated by IMG, will run from
July 20 to July 28. All events are free and open to the public. Live
webcast can be viewed at
vansusopenofsurfing.com and via the US Open app starting July
22. Having initially broken viewership records over the past
two years, last year’s event garnered momentum bringing the
viewership to 1.5MM+, with the expectation to grow even more worldwide
The Vans US Open of Surfing is proudly sponsored by SIMPLE Mobile,
Fiat, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Casio G-Shock, Pacifico, Red Bull,
iON Cameras, Casio G’zOne, 7-Eleven, and TransWorld Media.
The Vans US Open of Surfing will air on Saturday, September 7 at 2:00pm
EST on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.